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Don’t fear, the new year is here

Weekly horoscopes for Jan. 21 – Jan. 27
A graphic depicts a blue and purple space background with 12 constellations spread out in a circle. The horoscopes for this week suggest a shift of energy for all signs for the new year. (Joey Trella | Northern Star)

2023 was difficult, to say the least. Jobs seemed harder than usual, and romantic relationships went downhill quickly. Planetary placements were inconsistent, and many signs were burnt out by the time the year came to an end. Well, look no further because 2024 is predicted to be a karmically amazing year. Sit back and relax while using this shift in energy to your advantage. 

As Capricorn season has just begun, a calm energy is in the air. Venus will remain in energetic Sagittarius until it moves to grounded Capricorn on Tuesday, bringing routine to business pursuits and matters of the heart. 

The heightened abundance of Capricorn energy may seem intense, but on Thursday, there will be a full moon in Leo, creating new opportunities and room for growth in all areas. On Saturday, Uranus goes direct, causing sudden change and disruption, which in many cases, will be for the better. 

This week will be filled with tranquility, and you may find yourself more motivated than usual, but new opportunities and beginnings are on the rise. 

The new year is already off to a good start, and the planets are in positions to bring great things. Here is what each sign should expect for the coming week: 

Aries (March 21 – April 19) 🔥 

With the full moon in Leo on Thursday, you might have some unexpected “meet-cutes” coming your way. Be sure to spend this week exploring different interests and/or going on fun dates, whether that be with a significant other, friends, etc. You might find work a bit dull given the extreme Capricorn energy in the air, but that might be for the best. 2023 left you exhausted, so it’s time for you to do things that make you happy and fulfilled. 

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) 🪴

For you, this week is all about relaxation and self-care. As an Earth sign, Capricorn season is extremely beneficial for your psyche and motivation. Work might pick up, and you might get offered a new financial opportunity that improves your economic situation. Your work-life balance is set to improve, so you’ll finally have time to go to that spa or retreat you’ve been wanting to go to. Be sure to take advantage of this improved energy as last year’s planetary placements were not in your favor. 

Gemini (May 21 – June 20) 🌬

You might have noticed that your social circle has been dwindling, but fear no more; this week, you’ll be surrounded by many friends and acquaintances. If you’ve been thinking about old friends you’ve lost touch with, you may suddenly run into them and rekindle a friendship. Securing your close friendships is important, and as you’ll have more time to connect with others this week, it’s imperative that you dedicate time for those you care about. Go out and mingle.  

Cancer (June 21 – July 22) 🌊

With the full moon in Leo, the time has come for you to get glam and feel more confident. You may get a sudden pay raise or bonus, so with your improved confidence, you’ll have the opportunity to take yourself out and reflect on all you’ve accomplished over the last year. Emotions may feel heightened, but this is for the best. You might feel ready to confront old feelings you’ve held in, and you might even encounter an old fling that may turn into something more. 

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) 🔥

With the full moon in your sign, you’ll be feeling yourself and reap the rewards of all the hard work you’ve put in over the last few months. This is a great week for you to reflect on all you’ve gained over the last year, and all you’ve lost. The last year was a whirlwind of emotions and change, and you may have lost people you thought would be in your life forever. It’s OK to grieve those losses, but be sure to consider all you’ve gained in the process. Remember that change is good, and many of the changes you’ve faced have been for the best. 

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) 🪴

The people around you may be incredibly energized this week, while you may want to relax and take a breather. As an Earth sign, you may find it difficult to sit in place and take time for your mental health, but this week is the perfect time to do so. Make sure to not put too much pressure on yourself if you’re not reaching all your weekly goals. Let yourself sleep in since you might have found it difficult to sleep recently. 

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) 🌬

This week, you may feel conflicted between staying at home or going out with friends. With it being Capricorn season, you might feel compelled to be a homebody this week, but with the full moon in Leo, you might have the urge to be social and bear the cold. Be sure to remain a supportive friend while taking time for yourself. Your workload might spike, so be sure to find a good balance between yourself, your work and your social circle. 

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) 🌊

Although you don’t particularly like being the center of attention, all eyes will be on you this week. You might get recognized at work and get that big promotion you’ve been wanting. You might get backlash for projects you began months ago, but don’t take criticism to heart. Some feedback might be positive, while some might be negative. Stand up for yourself and don’t be scared to voice your opinions, especially when it comes to defending your work. 

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) 🔥

As a naturally optimistic sign, the energy this week will just double your positivity. You might feel compelled to book a plane ticket or go on a spiritual retreat. Your religious and/or spiritual viewpoints might get stronger, and you might generate new philosophical opinions. You typically enjoy making spontaneous decisions, and this is just the week to do so. If you’ve been holding off on sending a text or applying for a job, do it this week as it may work out in your favor. Be free and adventurous this week. 

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) 🪴

It’s your season, and with that comes new opportunities, but you might have some releasing to do. The full moon in Leo might hit you harder than other signs in the emotions department. Allow yourself to have a good cry and do things that soothe your emotions. You might want to cram yourself with work to avoid dealing with pent-up issues, but this is not the week to do so. Reach out to loved ones for support, and let others help you during this emotional time. This release of emotions is set to help your motivation and mental health. 


Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) 🌬

You might have been dancing around the idea of being committed to someone, but this week it’s time to decide if you truly want a relationship. If your current “situationship” is no longer serving you, it’s time to let them go. Regardless if you decide to pursue a relationship or not, be proud of yourself for making a decision by going out with friends or taking yourself out. This might have been bugging you for quite some time, so it’s best to get it over with as soon as possible, especially with the positive energy throughout this week. 

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) 🌊

The full moon in Leo is set to demonstrate the flaws and/or benefits within your current routine. If you’re doing things that are not benefiting you, this will be made abundantly clear this week. Revise your routine so it improves your physical and mental well-being instead of doing things out of habit. Put your time and energy in things that make you happy and healthy. Be sure to stay disciplined while not overwhelming yourself.  

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